Our goal is to nurture spiritual growth and provide opportunities across the lifespan:
Actively engage in the process of forming religious beliefs and values
Celebrate and affirm in community those ideals that have united Unitarian Universalists throughout history;
Develop a commitment to Unitarian Universalist values that translate into action;
Care for one another and reach into the larger world with our caring;
Build a church family where children, youth, and adults interact, nurture and care for one another.
We offer the following Religious Education classes for children and youth during the summer:
Nursery --- 10:00 a.m. service
The nursery is available for families throughout the morning. For infants and toddlers (through age 3) this group experience gives them an opportunity to develop independent behavior with trained childcare workers and assistants, while briefly away from their parents. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay with their children while the children adjust to their environment.
Ages 4 through 12 - 10:00 a.m. service
Classes for children of this age group are held throughout the summer. Curriculum involves studying various aspects of Fair Trade Chocolate production and consumption. We will talk about how chocolate is made and about the farmers who harvest it. We will learn about the benefits of Fair Trade products. At the end of the class, on August 18th, we will share what we have learned with the congregation by leading the worship service.
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 --- 10:00 a.m. service
Junior and Senior High youth are invited to join the Fair Trade chocolate classrooms to both learn about Fair Trade practices and to be assistants for the younger students enrolled in the class. YRUU youth may meet periodically throughout the Summer. Check with the religious education director if you are interested in joining in this group.
Spirituality and Art Camp
(Summer Camp for Children Ages 4 through those who just completed 5th grade)
Sessions include Photography, Nature, Painting, Dance and Movement, and ME!
Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. on July 15-19, at the church. To sign up, contact Cindy Wakeland, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Offer the Following Religious Education Classes for Adults:
Orientation to UUism
Are you new to this church? Have you recently signed the membership book, or are you considering joining? Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? At various times throughout the church year, Axel Gehrmann and the Membership Committee will offer a three-part orientation to Unitarian Universalism. The sessions will focus on individuals’ religious journeys, discuss UU history, beliefs, and polity, and explore the various groups and activities of this particular church. If you are interested, please email Axel (the minister) at email@example.com.
Chalice Circles are an opportunity for friends and members of the church to develop deeper connections and wider service within our community through small group involvement. They organize themselves around a particular activity/issue as their point of departure, or have changing topics of discussion. Join one of our ongoing Circles, or consider starting your own. Contact the leaders of the groups for more information,or speak to our minister, Rev. Axel Gehrmann at 384-8862.
Caregiver’s Chalice Circle third Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m. Contact Claudia Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reflective Writing Chalice Circle the third Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. Contact Pat Nolan, 384-7477, email@example.com
Anti-Racism Chalice Circle
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in the church library, facilitated by Elaine Gehrmann. (344-2335, gehrmanns at aol.com).
Ages 18-35 meets regularly for social activities, discussions and social justice projects. Contact Cindy Wakeland for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group for parents and children to gather for social, study groups, and family outings usually meets monthly. Contact Cindy Wakeland at email@example.com.
Read our 2012-2013 Religious Education Prospectus